Webinar “Diaspora-friendly media policy and practice”
ETTW invites expat organisations, policymakers and media professionals to a webinar on diaspora-friendly media policy and practice.
About this event
At least 18 million Europeans live outside their country of origin. They cherish European rights and freedoms and are most directly affected when those are restricted or endangered.Yet, their voice is still too often not duly heard. Their perspectives and civic potential can be better mobilised for the benefit of Europe.
Media work with and for European expatriate communities is a key element to this effect.
In reaction to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and in solidarity with the Ukrainian resistance efforts, we have included a special look at the role of media work in Ukraine and by expat media portals.
We will call for support for Ukrainian media and highlight the contribution of expat platforms to their work – providing information, fighting disinformation and rallying for support to Ukraine
Join our webinar to exchange views and gain insight into the strategic, academic, practical and financial aspects of diaspora-friendly media policies and practice!
The exchanges will lay ground for elaborating proposals to strengthen the capacity of media to better engage with and for mobile Europeans.
Policy-makers, media professionals, diaspora organisations, researchers and changemakers for Europe
Online: 18.03.2022. 10.00-14.00
10.00 WELCOME AND KEYNOTE by
PIERRE-YVES LE BORGN’
President of Europeans Throughout The World/ETTW
10.15 STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES BY
Senior Political Advisor to the French Minister for Commerce, Tourism and Diaspora, French Presidency of the EU
DACE MELBĀRDE, tbc
Vice-chair of the EP Committee on Culture and Education/former Latvian Minister of Culture
Principal Advisor for political and corporate communication to DG COMM, European Commission
11.15 #STANDWITHUKRAINE SESSION
On the role of Ukrainian media and expat media platforms on uncovering news from the ground, fighting disinformation and calling for support to Ukraine. Appeal for donations.
UKRAINIAN THINK TANK LIAISON OFFICE IN BRUSSELS
12.15 ACADEMIC PERSPECTIVES by
PHD LAURA SUNA
Research Associate at University of Siegen, Germany
12.30 PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVES by
News reporter at LTV – Latvian public broadcaster
Co-founder and Editor, diaspora portal pilietybe.lt
Founder and Editor, Europe Street News
AIGA GRIŠĀNE, tbc
Policy Advisor to MEP Melbārde